On November 5, 2019 the Interlaken Group supported a dialogue between leaders from companies and development partners active in Laos’ forestry sector, including from Stora Enso, Burapha, New Forests, Mekong Timber Plantations, CDE, ACIAR, RECOFTC, VFI, MRLG, GIZ, FAO, IFC and the World Bank. This brief presents the findings of that discussion and the opportunities for action identified by the group. It might be utilized as guidance to help coordinate workplans, strategies, and messaging among the stakeholders supporting sustainable plantation forestry in Laos.
This document provides an empirical picture of the causes and effects of tenure-related disputes between private sector actors and local peoples across Southeast Asia.
This synthesis of findings from an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the land they acquire or lease.
Preliminary Review of Concessions and Conflict in Emerging and Frontier Market Concessions, Prepared by TMP Systems, October 2014
A Data-Driven Examination of Land Tenure Risk and Industrial Concessions in Emerging Market Economies. Prepared by TMP Systems, September 2013
An Investment View, Prepared by TMP Systems, December 2012